[Sugar-devel] [Dextrose] Sugar Server project initiation announce

David Farning dfarning at activitycentral.com
Fri Jun 10 22:44:11 EDT 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dextrose-bounces at lists.sugarlabs.org [mailto:dextrose-
> bounces at lists.sugarlabs.org] On Behalf Of Martin Langhoff
> Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 1:09 PM
> To: Aleksey Lim
> Cc: server-devel at lists.laptop.org; sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org; olpc-
> au at lists.laptop.org; dextrose at lists.sugarlabs.org
> Subject: Re: [Dextrose] [Sugar-devel] Sugar Server project initiation announce
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Aleksey Lim <alsroot at activitycentral.org>
> > In fact, the project started three weeks ago but for now some of its
> > core purposes became more clear, i.e., ready for announcing.
> You guys are *weird*.
> And you fork after a long track record of promises -- in private and in public
> - of working on the XS. Promises that were never followed up -- plenty of
> licking" if you want. Did anything ever happen with the plans announced at
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-sugarteam/2010-
> October/002451.html

You are 100% correct in these criticisms and concerns about Activity Central. We
are a new company working in a new market. Failures and mistakes are inevitable.
If you have been hurt by those mistakes, I apologize and accept full
responsibility for them.

As a company and as a member of the ecosystem we are going to make mistakes.

In a proprietary company these failures happen safely behind closed doors in the
R&D department. In a company that participates openly in an community project
these failures will happen publicly -- often painfully so. That is just the
nature of the business. There is a very good chance that for each Dextrose there
will be 10 Ubuntu Sugar Remixes.


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